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Safety and Security Action Plan Transit Police

Efforts to improve public safety on transit persist in the face of many needs, fewer police  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 9, 2023 12:16:00 PM
Riding the train alongside police officers can be a little uneventful. And that’s the point. When police, uniformed staff, or security personnel are around, bad behavior tends to diminish. Instead, what you start to see are warm, chance [...]
How We Roll

How We Roll: Tenille Warren, senior employer outreach specialist  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 6, 2023 9:44:00 PM
How We Roll celebrates Metro Transit employees who regularly ride transit and other forms of sustainable transportation. Read more How We Roll Q&As here. How do you get to work? I take Route 75 from from my apartment in Inver Grove [...]
Transit Oriented Development

Development along transit benefiting residents, workers and the climate  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:19:00 PM
Development along transit corridors is recovering from its pandemic slump – welcome news for the people who live and work along transit as well as the climate. “There’s a growing body of research showing that aligning housing and jobs with [...]
Network Now Service Changes

Shared values must drive our service decisions  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, February 1, 2023 1:16:00 PM
From Lesley Kandaras, Chief of Staff, and Adam Harrington, Director of Service Development Since the start of the pandemic, we've suspended service on more than 50 routes and been forced to run trips less frequently on many others.    [...]
Awarding Accomplishment

Rail supervisors, operator recognized for problem-solving, quick thinking 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:08:00 AM
On Dec. 24, 2022, sub-zero temperatures wreaked havoc on light rail operations, freezing equipment and preventing trains from pulling out of the Hiawatha Operations & Maintenance Facility. At the same time, several light rail vehicles became [...]
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